Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Glendale
Rejuvenate your skin and hair utilizing your own platelets.
One of the latest advancements in aesthetic dermatology is the use of PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate hair growth. PRP is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. Because it is processed from your own blood, there is virtually no risk of allergy or rejection. The PRP contains fundamental protein growth factors that aid in healing, increasing blood flow, stimulating fibroblasts, repairing damaged tissues, and promoting collagen.
How is PRP used?
PRP can be incorporated into a number of treatments, depending on the desired results and needs of each patient.
- Injectable for the Face: PRP can be injected into the face (with or without hyaluronic acid fillers). Injections into the undereye area to improve the texture and revitalize the tissue is especially popular with our patient. .
- Topical and Microneedling: Microneedling with PRP is a treatment that is much in demand, it is sometimes known as the Vampire Facial. When applied in aesthetic treatments, PRP results in improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, while also increasing blood flow to improve skin color and repair epidermal and dermal cells to revitalize overall skin texture. We also recommend it for post ablative laser treatments to speed up healing. The addition of PRP takes these aesthetic treatments and your skin rejuvenation to the next level.
- Hair Restoration: When PRP is utilized for thinning hair or hair loss a higher concentration of platelets in the plasma is used. PRP stimulates new vessels and blood flow to the follicles while delivering valuable growth factors and nutrition to follicles and surrounding tissues. Stem cells work to reduce the miniaturization of the hair follicle, stimulate dormant hairs back into the growth stage and keep the hair in the androgen (hair growth) state longer.
What to expect?
At Physician Skin Solutions office in North Phoenix, we begin by drawing one to two tubes of blood (about the same amount you would need for a typical blood test). The tubes are then spun in a centrifuge, to separate the plasma from the red and white blood cells. After your blood is drawn and the PRP is obtained and activated, we will continue with the selected treatment.
For microneedling and facial injections, we will use a topic anesthetic cream to numb the area, making it comfortable. After injections you can expect some swelling and as with all injections, there is always a chance of bruising. After microneedling, you will leave red and with the PRP on your skin. You may experience some slight redness and dryness for few days. After scalp injections, you may experience a slight headache.
How long does the treatment take?
Typically the treatments take 45-60 minutes, including the blood draw.
How many treatments do I need
PRP always works best when done in a series of treatments. For aesthetic treatments we usually recommend a series of three, but they can be done as single treatments, it all depends on your goals. For Hair Restoration, we recommend 3-4 treatments four weeks apart and then depending on severity of loss and goals, maintenance treatments every 3-6 months.
- Loss of elasticity
- Changes in tone & texture
- Hair loss or thinning
- Both men and women
- Late 20’s and beyond